However, tungsten carbide is one of the hardest materials in existence and substantially harder than titanium, registering a 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness (compared to titanium's score of 6). There are virtually no materials other than a diamond that can scratch tungsten carbide.
Can titanium scratch a diamond?
Scratch Resistance of Tungsten vs. Titanium and other Metals (Moh's Scale of Hardness Chart) Tungsten is the hardest and most scratch resistant metal, but non metals such as diamonds, sapphires and other hard crystals can still scratch.
Actually Titanium is not stronger nor harder than a good grade steel, the only advantage it has over steel is the fact it is a much lighter metal with similar to steel qualities. Though it doesn't even come close to a Diamond in strength or hardness.
Yes, the “diamond” in Diamond Armor is literal. The suit's lapel and edges are embedded with 880 tiny black diamonds, because a suit that's bulletproof and air conditioned just isn't expensive enough. Hey, even if you do sweat a bit, though, don't worry about it; the suit is also waterproof.
Gem quality emeralds are rarer than colorless diamonds. However, large diamonds of high color and clarity or natural fancy colored diamonds are exceedingly rare. On average a diamond is rare and more valuable than an emerald but on rare occasions, an emerald maybe more precious.
Harder Than Diamond, Stronger Than Steel. Imagine a material that is just one atom thick, 300 times stronger than steel, harder than diamond, a fantastic conductor of heat and electricity and super-flexible to boot.
Sheet metal is stronger against tools, even though it has less HP. Before they made all walls stronger, you could upgrade to sheet metal to prevent players from breaking through stone too quickly with tools. First off I consider 150 metal frags to be bone cheap, in my book a sheet wall is cheaper than a stone wall.
It is significantly stronger than the most commonly used grades of steel. As others have noted, the strongest known alloy steels in their strongest tempers are stronger than the strongest titanium alloys in their hardest temper. As others have pointed out, Titanium is remarkable for its strength, given its weight.
Platinum is often recommended because it is one of the most durable metals. Well, the quick answer is that platinum is harder because it is denser and more durable than gold, which is actually a soft metal by nature. However, you might be surprised to hear that platinum actually scratches easier than 14k gold.
Some 200 times stronger than steel yet lighter than paper and more flexible than a contortionist, graphene is hailed as a miracle material with the potential to revolutionize products and processes across industries from consumer electronics to biomedicine.
Scientists Finally Made Carbyne—a Material Stronger Than Graphene—That Lasts. Several years ago, scientists calculated the properties of an exotic form of carbon—called Carbyne—and found that it promised more strength and stiffness than any other known material.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Currently, diamond is regarded to be the hardest known material in the world. But by considering large compressive pressures under indenters, scientists have calculated that a material called wurtzite boron nitride (w-BN) has a greater indentation strength than diamond.
The closeness of these molecules forms a rigid bond, therefore making the diamond hard. Diamonds are rated 10 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, which characterizes the scratch resistance of various minerals through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material.
That is, it is easily breakable by a hammer. The toughness of diamond is about 2.0 MPa which is good compared to other gemstones, but poor compared to most engineering materials. So if I take a hammer and hit a hammer hard, yeah that's gonna break. Diamond is hard, I agree but it's not unbreakable.
Below are the 10 strongest materials known to man:
- #8 Nanospheres / Nano-Kevlar.
- #7 Diamond.
- #6 Wurtzite Boron Nitride.
- #5 Lonsdaleite.
- #4 Dyneema.
- #3 Metallic Glass.
- #2 Buckypaper.
- #1 Graphene. One-atom-thick sheets of carbon are 200 times stronger than steel.
The Strongest Natural (Non-Alloy) Metals: Tungsten, Titanium, and Chromium
- Tungsten has the highest tensile strength of any natural metal, but it's brittle and tends to shatter on impact.
- Titanium has a tensile strength of 63,000 psi.
- Chromium, on the Mohs scale for hardness, is the hardest metal around.
Steel can deform a lot before it breaks, diamond can't and so diamond is more brittle than steel but much stronger. Actually the data presented by You show that iron/steel is more brittle than diamond.
New Magnesium based alloy as World's strongest and lightest metal to change the world. Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a material using magnesium which is light like aluminum, but as strong as titanium alloys. This material has the highest strength-to-weight ratio known to mankind.
As far as we know carbyne or linear acetylenic carbon, a potentially "powerful" linear chain of carbon atoms with alternating single and triple bonds between carbon atoms, is not produced by anyone. There is no repeatable, indisputable, known way to produce this exotic, one dimensional material.
Diamonds are brittle precisely because they are so hard! Hardness is the ability of a material to resist plastic deformation. Atoms in diamond are held together by extremely strong covalent bonds, making them extremely hard. Because of this, diamond has no way of absorbing energy.
This is still some way off graphene's tensile strength of 130 GPa — which is about 200 times stronger than steel (600 MPa) — but it's still very, very strong. At 1.5 GPa, copper-graphene is about 50% stronger than titanium, or about three times as strong as structural aluminium alloys.